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Labour Legislation Index

Social and Labour Plan Guidelines - October 2010

Revised Social and Labour Plan Guidelines

October 2010

1.     INTRODUCTION

1.1   Purpose of the guidelines

1.2   Definitions

1.3   Objectives of the Social and Labour Plan

1.4   Submission of the Social and Labour Plan

1.5   Applicability of the Social and Labour Plan

1.6   Amendment of the Social and Labour Plan

1.7   Reporting on the Social and Labour Plan

2.     CONTENTS OF SOCIAL AND LABOUR PLAN

2.1   Section 1: Preamble 

3.     SECTION 2: HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

3.1   Compliance With Skills development Legislation

3.2   Skills development plan - Regulation 46 (b) (i)

3.3   Form R Hard-to-fill vacancies

3.4   Career Progression (path) Plan

3.5   Mentorship Plan

3.6   Bursary and Internship Plan

3.7   Employment Equity Plan

3.8   HDSA in management

4.     SECTION 3: MINE COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

4.1   Social and economic background information (Regulation 46 (c) (i))

4.2   Key economic activities (Regulation 46 (c) (ii)) 

4.3   Negative Impact of the mining operation

4.4   Infrastructure and poverty eradication projects that the mine would undertake in line with the (I D P) of the areas and other relevant frameworks in which the mine operates and the major sending areas. (Regulation 46 (c) iv)

4.5   Development Projects

4.6   Project Plan Format

4.7   Measures to address housing and living conditions 

5.     SECTION 4: PROCESSES PERTAINING TO MANAGEMENT OF DOWNSCALING AND RETRENCHMENT 

5.1   Establishment of future forum

5.2   Mechanisms to save jobs, provide alternative solutions and   procedures for creating job security where job losses cannot be avoided

5.3   Management of retrenchments

5.4   Mechanisms  to  ameliorate  the  social  and  economic  impact  on  individuals, regions  and  economies where  retrenchment or  closure  of  the  operation is certain 

6.     SECTION 5: FINANCIAL PROVISION

7.     SECTION 6: UNDERTAKING

ACRONYMS

ABET                    Adult Basic Education and Training

DMR                     Department of Mineral Resources

DoL                      Department of Labour

HDSA                   Historically Disadvantaged South Africans

IDP                       Integrated Development Plan

LED                      Local Economic Development

LRA                      Labour Relations Act (Act no.66 of 1995)

MPRDA                 Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (Act No 28 of 2002)

SETA                    Sector Education Training Authority

SMME                   Small Medium Micro Enterprise

JV                        Joint Venture

NSDS                   National Spatial Development Strategy

PGDS                    Provincial Growth Development Strategy

SLP                      Social and Labour Plan

1.         INTRODUCTION

The purpose of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002, (Act No 28 of 2002) (MPRDA) is amongst others to transform the mining and  production industries in South Africa. In order to ensure effective transformation in this regard, the Act requires the submission of the Social and Labour Plan as a pre-requisite for the granting of mining or production rights. The Social and Labour Plan requires applicants for mining and production rights to develop and implement comprehensive Human Resources Development Programmes, Mine Community   Development Plan, Housing and Living Conditions Plan, Employment Equity Plan, and Processes to save jobs and manage downscaling and/or closure.

The above programmes are aimed at promoting employment and advancement of the social and economic welfare of all South Africans whilst ensuring economic growth and socio-economic development. The management of downscaling and/or closure is aimed at minimizing the impact of commodity cyclical volatility, economic turbulence and physical depletion of the mineral or production resources on individuals, regions and local economies. To this effect the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) deemed it appropriate to provide the relevant guidelines for the development and implementation of the Social and Labour Plan.

1.1       Purpose of the guidelines

The guidelines are intended to assist applicants for mining and production rights in preparing the prescribed Social and Labour Plans specified in Part II of the Regulations of the (MPRDA).

1.2       Definitions

“Calendar year” is defined as the one year period that begins on January 1st and ends on December 31st;

“Community” means a coherent, social group of persons with interest of rights in a particular area of land which the members have or exercise communally in terms of an agreement, custom or law;

“Demographics” means the numerical characteristics of a population (e.g. population size, age, structure, sex/gender, race, etc.)

“Historically Disadvantaged South Africans” (“HDSA”) refers to South African citizens, category of persons or community, disadvantaged by unfair discrimination before the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1993 (Act No. 200 of 1993) came  into  operation  which  should  be  representative of  the  demographics of  the country;

“Labour sending area” areas from which a majority of mineworkers, both historical and current are or have been sourced;

“Level of management” refers to line of demarcation between various managerial positions;

“Life of Mine” means the number of years that a particular mine will be operational; “Mining Charter” means the broad-based socio-economic empowerment Charter for the South African Mining and Minerals Industry;

“Mine  Community” refers to  communities where mining takes place and  labour sending areas;

“Social Fund” refers to a trust fund that provides financing for investments targeted at meeting the needs of poor and vulnerable communities as informed by commitments made by companies in terms of their social and labour plans;

“Sustainable development” means the integration of social, economic and environmental factors into planning, implementation and decision-making to ensure that the mineral and petroleum resources development serves present and future generations.

1.3       Objectives of the Social and Labour Plan

The objectives of the Social and Labour Plan are to:

(a)     Promote economic growth and mineral and petroleum resources development in the Republic (Section 2 (e) of the (MPRDA);

(b)     Promote employment and advance the social and economic welfare of all South Africans (Section 2 (f) of the MPRDA);

(c)      Ensure that holders of mining or production rights contribute towards the  socio- economic development of the areas in which they are operating as well as the areas from which the majority of the workforce is sourced  (Section 2 (i) of the MPRDA, and the Charter); and

(d)      To utilize and expand the existing skills base for the empowerment of HDSA and to serve the community.

1.4       Submission of the Social and Labour Plan

(a)     An application for a mining or production right in terms of the Act must be accompanied by a Social and Labour Plan. (Regulation 42).

(b)      The Regional Manager or Designated Agency may refer the said Social and Labour Plan back to the applicant with proposals for amendments and the revised Social and Labour Plan must then be re-lodged within a period specified by the Regional Manager or the designated Agency (Regulation 42).

1.5       Applicability of the Social and Labour Plan

A Social and Labour Plan lodged with the Regional Manager or Designated Agency is valid until a closure certificate has been issued in terms of section 43 of the Act (Regulation 43).

1.6       Amendment of the Social and Labour Plan

A Social and Labour Plan may not be amended or varied without the consent of the Minister after the granting of the mining or production right to which such Social and Labour Plan pertains (Regulation 44).

1.7       Reporting on the Social and Labour Plan

The holder of a mining right or mining permit, or the manager of any processing plant operating separately from a mine must submit to the Director General an annual report detailing the extent of the holders compliance with the provisions of section 2(d) and (f), the charter contemplated in section 100 and the social and labour plan on the compliance with the Social and Labour Plan.

Note: The Regional Manager or Designated Agency may request progress report as and when required.

2.         CONTENTS OF SOCIAL AND LABOUR PLAN

2.1       Section 1: Preamble

The following background information should be provided (Regulation 46 a)

 

 

Explanation

1.1  Name of the

 

company/applicant

Organization’s registered name

 

1.2 Name of mine/ production operation

Self explanatory

1.3 Physical Address

Mine address and not corporate address

1.4 Postal Address

Self explanatory

1.5 Telephone Number

Self explanatory

1.6 Fax Number

Self explanatory

1.2  Location of mine or production operation

Route or locality map with clear direction to the operation

1.8 Commodity

Commodities to be mined

1.9 Life of mine

Projected period that the mine will remain operational before closure as justified by Mining Work Programme.

1.10 Financial Year

Date of financial year for the company

1.11 Reporting Year

by 31st March of each year.

1.12. Responsible person

Mine Manager

1.13 Geographic origin of employees (mine community and labour sending areas).

Provide the origin of employees as per provincial, district municipality and local municipality

 

Note:

  •  Where the SLP is submitted on behalf of a mine or a production operation composing of a number of components (e.g. shafts), individual preambles must be attached for each component
  • The number of employees provided in the breakdown of employees per mine community should be the same as the information in Form Q
  • If at the time of application, there are no employees, a date on which outstanding information would be submitted, should be provided.

 3.         SECTION 2: HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

 The primary objective of human resource development programme is to ensure development of requisite skills in respect of learnerships, bursaries (of core and critical skills), artisans, ABET training (level I, II, III, IV and NQF 1), other training initiatives reflective of demographics as defined in the amended Mining Charter.

 3.1       Compliance With Skills development Legislation

Applicants who by law have to register with SETAs must provide the following:

 

Name of SETA.

 

Registration number with the SETA.

 

Confirmation of having appointed a Skills Development Facilitator.

 

Proof of submission of work place skills plan.

 

 

3.2       Skills development plan - Regulation 46 (b) (i)

Provide a detailed skills development plan that outlines how the Mine or Production Operation intends to offer employees development of requisite skills in respect of learnerships, bursaries (of core and critical skills), artisans, ABET training (level I, II, III, IV and NQF 1), other training initiatives reflective of demographics as defined in the amended Mining Charter.

The following should be provided:

3.2.1      Form Q- Number and education levels of the workforce;

3.2.2      Determine current illiteracy level and ABET needs;

3.2.3      Provide the targets to be trained and the timeframes; and

3.2.4      Provide how ABET would be implemented.

Note:

If there are contract workers a separate Form Q should be provided.

The following is an example of how the targets and timeframes can be captured:

 

ABET Level

Targets and timelines

 

Note: This is only a guide. The plan should have the actual calendar timelines

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Total budget


 

ABET 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABET 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABET 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABET 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total number

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.2.5      In addition to the ABET plan Core Business Training, Learnerships, Artisans and any other training should be provided.

3.2.5.1       The following information should be provided:

(a)             Types/Area of training

(b)             Targets and timeframes

The following format can be used

Type / area of training

Targets and timeline

 

Note: This is only a guide. The plan should have the actual calendar timelines

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Total budget

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total number

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget

 

 

 

 

 

 

Having provided the targets and timeframes, also provide how training would be implemented

Note:

Regarding learnerships, a distinction should be made between internal learneships for the benefit of employees and external learnerships for non-employees.

3.3       Form R Hard-to-fill vacancies

Provide the vacancies that the Mine or Production Operation has been  unable to fill for a period longer than 12 months despite concerted effort to recruit suitable candidates, if any, in the format of Form R.

3.4       Career Progression (path) Plan

In order to meet the requirements of Regulation 46 (b) (ii) the following should be provided:

3.4.1      Career development matrices of each discipline (inclusive of minimum entry requirements and timeframes);

3.4.2      Develop individual development plans for employees;

3.4.3      Identify a talent pool to be fast tracked in line with the needs; and

3.4.4      Provide a comprehensive plan with targets, timeframes and how the plan would be implemented.


Training programmes within

career progression paths

Core mining 

occupations

Position starting 

from

Currentraining

 intervention

Target position 

working towards 

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 5 Year 5
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   

Note:

Every employee should be provided with the opportunity to be developed; however, this does not mean that everyone should be progressed without following the normal progression procedure/s.

3.5       Mentorship Plan

In order to meet the requirements of Regulation 46 (b) (iii), the following should be provided:

3.5.1      Mentorship plan for employees

3.5.1.1        Identify areas of development that require mentoring, Provide a detailed plan highlighting number of mentors and mentees with target and timeframes and how the plan will be implemented;

3.5.1.2       Link with individual development programmes;

3.5.1.3       Focus on learners, career progression targets, employment equity targets, interns and bursars; and

3.5.1.4       Detailed plan with targets, timeframe and how they will be achieved.

 

      TARGET GENDER
MENTORING PROGRAMME CAREER DELIVERABLES DURATION HDSA NON-HDSA FEMALE MALE
             
             
             
             

Note:

 Mentorship should be made available for all levels of the workforce

3.6       Bursary and Internship Plan

The purpose is to provide bursary and experiential learning opportunities to employees and mine communities. In order to meet the requirements of Regulation 46 (b) (iv) the following should be considered:

The company must, however, apply fair selection criteria in this regard. The plan must conform to the skills development plan, and  should  focus  on  building  capacity in  various  skills  and  careers  for  employees and  mine  communities reflective of demographics as defined in the Mining Charter.

3.6.1      Bursary Plan

3.6.1.1       Provide targets, timeframes and budget;

3.6.1.2       Provide areas of learning in line with the needs of the company;

3.6.1.3       Separate internal and external bursars; and

3.6.1.4       Indicate whether bursaries are continuous or new intakes.

Note:

Bursaries should be informed by the hard to fill-vacancies (Form R), the needs of the operation and the Republic.

Bursary Field

Targets and timelines.

 

Note: this is only a guide. The plan should have the actual calendar timelines.

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Total budget

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total number

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.6.2      Internship Plan

3.6.2.1       Provide targets, timeframes and budget; 

3.6.2.2       Provide areas of learning in line with the needs of the company;

3.6.2.3       Provide how interns would be afforded the opportunity for experiential learning;

3.6.2.4       Separate internal and external internships;

3.6.2.5       The plan should be inclusive of own funded studies; and

3.6.2.6       The plan should be reflective of demographics as defined in the amended Mining Charter.

Internship plan

Targets and timelines.

 

Note: this is only a guide. The plan should have the actual calendar timelines.

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Total budget

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total number

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.7       Employment Equity Plan

The purpose of the plan is to ensure diversity as well as participation of HDSA at all decision-making positions and core occupational categories in the mining industry. Every mining company must achieve a minimum of 40% HDSA demographic representation. The plan should reflect the annual progressive targets as follows;

EMPLOYMENT EQUITY STATUS

Occupational

Male

Female

TOTAL

Disabled

levels

African

Coloured

Indian

White

African

Coloured

Indian

White

 

Male

Female

Top   management

(Board)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior

management

(Exco)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middle

Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior

Management

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Core Skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


3.8       HDSA in Management

ELEMENT

DESCRIPTION

MEASURE

COMPLIANCE

TARGET

PROGRESS ACHIEVED BY

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Employment Equity

Diversification   of   the workplace to reflect the countries demographics to attain competitiveness

Top    Management

(Board)

40%

20%

25%

30%

35%

40%

Senior

Management

(EXCO)

40%

20%

25%

30%

35%

40%

Middle

Management

40%

30%

35%

40%

40%

40%

 

 

Junior Management

40%

40%

40%

40%

40%

40%

Core Skills

40%

15%

20%

30%

35%

40%


In order to meet the requirements of Regulation 46 (b) (v) the following should be considered:

3.8.1      Provide form S and the current management structure as reflected below;

  • Executive Management (Board);
  • Senior management (EXCO);
  • Core and Critical skills;
  • Middle management level; and
  • Junior management level.

3.8.2      Provide the current management structure reflective of demographics; as reflected in 3.7 above

3.8.3      The plan should reflect the annual progressive targets as provided for in table 3.8; and

3.8.4      Provide a detailed plan on how the targets as reflected in 3.8 would be met.

4.         SECTION 3: MINE COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The primary objective of mine community development is to meaningfully contribute towards community development, both in terms of size and impact, in keeping with the principles of the social license to operate.

The Mine or Production Operation must consult and co-operate in the formulation and review of the Integrated Development Plan (IDP)s of the mine communities. The mine or production operation must furthermore consult with other economic development frameworks like Provincial Growth and Development Strategy (PGDS), National Spatial Development Strategy (NSDS), National Priorities and any other relevant stakeholders.

The Mine or Production Operation must, through consultation with communities and relevant authorities provide a plan. The plan should be in line with the IDP’s of the mine community.

4.1       Social and economic background information (Regulation 46 (c) (i))

4.1.1      Provide the social and economic baseline information of the mine community.

4.1.2      The background information must include but not limited to the following: Gender Profile; Population Profile; Health and HIV/AIDS Prevalence; Economic Profile; Education Levels; Expenditure Profile; Employment Profile; Income Profile; Infrastructure, Housing; Water and Sanitation as well as Electricity.

4.2       Key economic activities (Regulation 46 (c) (ii))

4.2.1      Provide the key economic activities of the mining community. Outline these in terms of sectors i.e. primary, secondary and tertiary.

4.2.2      Provide names of  other mining companies that  operate in  your  area  of operation.

4.3       Negative Impact of the mining operation

4.3.1      Relocation of people;

4.3.2      Exhumation of graves; and

4.3.3      Influx of people –Informal settlements.

Note

The above are examples of impacts that mining or production operations could have on communities. The onus is on the applicant to provide any information that might impact negatively on the community due to the mining or production operation.

Having identified any negative impact, the applicant should address such impact as required by the relevant legislation and such initiative(s) should not be regarded as mine community development projects.

4.4       Infrastructure and poverty eradication projects that the mine would undertake in line with the (I D P) of the areas and other relevant frameworks in which the mine operates and the major sending areas. (Regulation 46 (c) iv)

4.4.1      Provide needs of the area in order of priority (See Table 4.a below);

 

General

Specific

Type of need

Municipality

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 4a

4.4.2      Having specified the needs, identify projects that will be implemented in line with the needs;

4.4.3      Provide  an  implementation  plan  of  the  identified  projects  that  will  be implemented to address the needs; and

4.4.4      Provide the impact that the identified projects would have on the Community(ies) and the areas in line with the duration of the mining right.

4.5       Development Projects

Projects to be implemented should be classified as follows:

4.5.1      Infrastructure projects;

4.5.2      Income generating projects.

The table reflected in annexure a is an example of a project implementation template. Additions to provide more information are acceptable.

4.6       Project Plan Format

(See Annexure A) below

Annexure A

Project Name

The name of the project: e.g. Building of houses

Classification of project e.g. Infrastructure

Background

  • Provide information on the project regarding its relevance to the developmental needs of the area.
  • Provide the stage that the project is at the time of identification e.g. new project at the initial stages or extension of a project or resuscitation of a potential project that was not well managed

Geographical location       of project

District Municipality

Local Municipality

Village name

Project Start Date

Project End date

Output

Key    Performance Area

Key Performance Indicator

Responsible entity (inclusive of all role players)

Quarterly timelines and year

Quarterly timelines and year

Quarterly timelines and year

Budget

Classification of jobs

No  of  jobs  to  be create

Male Adults

Female Adults

Male Youth

Female

Youth

Total

Comments

Short Term

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medium Term

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long Term

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Completion date and exit strategy

NB: Beneficiaries should be outlined.

 

Note:

The financial provision should be in line with the proposed plans. Furthermore, the applicant should indicate their financial contribution

4.7       Measures to address housing and living conditions

In order to meet the requirements of Regulation 46 (c) (iv) the following should be considered:

4.7.1      Provide the current status of available dwelling for employees;

4.7.2      Provide current status of houses within the community;

4.7.3      Provide the municipality’s strategy to address housing;

4.7.4      Establish the preferred requirements for housing and living conditions of the workforce; and

4.7.5      The plan should include but is not limited to:

4.7.5.1       Promotion of home ownership;

4.7.5.2        Converting or upgrading of hostels into single quarters and family units by 2014; and

4.7.5.3        Attain the occupancy rate of one person per room by 2014: The targets to reflect the following:

 2010 = Baseline

2011 = 25%   

2012 = 50%   

2013 = 75%   

2014= 100%

Note:

The plan should be integrated with the municipality’s housing plan. Every mine should, in consultation with representatives of trade unions, be required to draw up a five year plan for the improvement of living conditions for workers incorporating specific targets.

The housing plan should be aligned with the housing and living standards as per section 100 (1) (a) of the MPRDA.

5.         SECTION 4: PROCESSES PERTAINING TO MANAGEMENT OF DOWNSCALING AND RETRENCHMENT

Organizations have to retrench workers from time to time for economic reasons and to remain globally competitive. It is therefore important that employers should first make sure that no other viable options to achieve operational requirements are available before considering downscaling of workers. The Declaration of the Presidential Jobs Summit during October 1998 provided a framework for a Social Plan to prevent job losses  where  possible and  to  guide  the  affected  parties  who  have  to  deal  with retrenchments. The framework included a broad proposal for implementation of the Social Plan.

A detailed process, in conjunction with section 52 of the Act and regulation 46 (e), for saving jobs, managing downscaling and regenerating local economies must be developed for implementation at the time of such need. This process must also be in line with the Department of Labour’s Social Plan Guidelines.

Your company must take note of and follow the procedures for downscaling and retrenchment as set out by the Department of Labour and the Labour Relations Act (LRA). The mine must develop turnaround strategies and mechanisms to save jobs, prevent unemployment and avoid downscaling. In particular, your operation must follow the “notification process” as outlined in the Social Plan Guidelines and the LRA. Your company, through the Future Forum, should anticipate downscaling, manage potential retrenchments on a basis that is informed by the skills development process relating to the preparation of employees for such events, and assist the affected employees   with   alternative   forms   of   employment   or   sustainable   livelihood opportunities. The communication process should strive for active participation by employees, mine management, communities, government authorities and community organisations

In order to meet the requirements of Regulation 46 (d) (i), (ii), (iii), and (iv), the following process must include but not limited to the following:

5.1       Establishment of future forum

Provide an  undertaking to  establish  a  Future  Forum  within  six  months  after  the conversion of an old order mining right and two year after the new mining right has been granted. The Future Forum should comprise of management and workers or their representatives. The functions of the Future Forum include but are not limited to:

5.1.1      Promote ongoing discussions between worker representatives and employers about the future of the mine;

5.1.2      Look  ahead  to  identify  problems, challenges and  possible solutions with regard to productivity and employment;

5.1.3      Develop turnaround and redeployment strategies to help reduce   job   losses and to improve business sustainability; and

5.1.4      Implement strategies agreed upon by both employer and worker parties.

5.2       Mechanisms to save jobs, provide alternative solutions and  procedures for creating job security where job losses cannot be avoided

Provide a plan to save jobs and that plan must have measurable indicators and timeframes. The proposed plan should be in line with the terms of Section 52 (1) of the MPRDA and Section 189 of the LRA.

5.3       Management of retrenchments

Outline the process to be followed in managing retrenchments humanely in consultation with organized labour. The proposed plan should be in line with the terms of Section 52 (1) of the MPRDA, National Social plan guideline of DoL and Section 189 of the LRA.

5.4       Mechanisms to  ameliorate the  social and  economic impact  on  individuals, regions and economies where retrenchment or closure of the operation is certain

Outline the process to be followed to ameliorate the social and economic impact on individuals, regions and economies. The process must include but not limited to:

5.4.1      Comprehensive self-employment training programmes;

5.4.2      Comprehensive training and re-employment programmes;

5.4.3      Comprehensive portable skills development plan;

5.4.4      The   projects   earmarked   for   absorbing   the   retrenchees   should   be outlined; and

5.4.5      The abovementioned plans must be submitted to DMR 24 months prior to the commencement of the downscaling process.

6.         SECTION 5: FINANCIAL PROVISION

In order to meet the requirements of Regulation 46 (e) (i), (ii), (iii), the following should be considered:

In line with sections 23 (1) (e) and 84 (1) (g), the applicant for a mining and production right must provide financially and otherwise for the social and labour plan.

§            Financial provision should be in monetary value (Rand); and

§            The provision should cater for all components of SLP.

Note:

Financial commitment should be the sole responsibility of the mining right holder. Where other partners or stakeholders are involved, mechanisms should be put in place to ensure delivery.

An example:

DESCRIPTION

TIME PERIOD

ITEM

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

HUMAN

 

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

 

 

MANAGEMENT OF DOWNSCALING

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

Any projects that will be implemented at the time of retrenchment should be financially provided for. Where other partners or stakeholders are involved, the mechanisms should be put in place to ensure delivery by the company.

7.         SECTION 6: UNDERTAKING

The person responsible for the social and labour plan, who is responsible to make known the social and labour plan to the employees and who must be contacted for follow-ups, requests, reports, queries, enquiries, discussions, etc. at time of such needs must make the following undertaking on behalf of the Mine or Production Operation. The Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director or any other person so appointed must approve the social and labour plan.


I,      _________________________  the undersigned and duly authorized thereto

 

 

by   _________________________  (Company)

 

undertake to adhere to the information, requirements, commitments and conditions as set out in the social and labour plan.

 

 

Signed at      _________________________  on this   _________________________  day     ____20___   

 

 _________________________  

Signature of responsible person

 

_________________________  

Designation                                                                                     

 

_________________________  

Approved

 

Signed at      _________________________  on this   _________________________  day     ____20___ 

 

Signature:        _________________________                                                                                       

 

 Designation:       _________________________                            

Last modified onSaturday, 29 August 2015 16:56
Gary Watkins

Gary Watkins

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